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April 26, 2008 10:09 PM   Subscribe

Decker isn't quite a roguelike about hacking in the world of Shadowrun with Windows 3.1-era graphics, but it's as close as you're ever gonna come.
posted by Pope Guilty (16 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is this new, or has it been around for awhile? Because if we're linking to games that have been around for a bit but haven't caught on as well as they might've, there's always the 3D version of Scorched Earth.
posted by Eideteker at 10:18 PM on April 26, 2008 [5 favorites]


This has been around for a good long while. My computer broke recently, and when I dragged out the old Windows 98 machine (the horror, the horror!), I found Decker again and was like "Oh, MeFi might like that."
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:27 PM on April 26, 2008


poor mac users.
posted by Pants! at 10:49 PM on April 26, 2008


Man it sure sucks to be a mac user, can't ever run windows games. :/

*the daniel, poor mac user that he is, fires up VirtualBox running a copy of Windows and runs the game*
posted by thedaniel at 11:51 PM on April 26, 2008


Uplink. That is all.
posted by tracert at 12:16 AM on April 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


Uplink was cool, but after a while it seemed really repetitive.
posted by adamdschneider at 12:40 AM on April 27, 2008


Ah, Shadowrun. Last of my roleplaying games, for sure. Definitely helped me think my way into the now.
posted by mwhybark at 12:40 AM on April 27, 2008


Man. I've only just now started this, but if I keep being able to figure out what I'm doing I might just get addicted. DAMN YOU.

+favorite
posted by Stunt at 3:34 AM on April 27, 2008


yer, uplink was cool. could have used with more content though, it did get a bit repetitive.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 4:31 AM on April 27, 2008


Whoa, I played this game years ago but I had forgotten about it.
Thanks!
posted by Memo at 8:55 AM on April 27, 2008


Once upon a time I used to play this while on tech support calls.
posted by Tenuki at 9:25 AM on April 27, 2008


I should've mentioned this: Read the help files or the interface will make little sense.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:33 AM on April 27, 2008


I think everyone who's interested in these games should play Larn. It's not the "best" roguelike, but it's fun and unique.
posted by JHarris at 9:54 AM on April 27, 2008


God, I haven't played this for years. Of course, the shadowrun system now has a completely different hacking mechanism now.

I was introduced to this by a sort of friend who actually knew the guy. My brush with fame, I suppose.
posted by Hactar at 11:36 AM on April 27, 2008


Another great simulated-hacking game is Spybot: the Nightfall Incident. It has a dumb name and you need to install Shockwave, but it's awesome. And of course for an MMORPG version, there's Slave Hack.
posted by whir at 4:03 PM on April 27, 2008


if we're linking to games that have been around for a bit but haven't caught on as well as they might've, there's always the 3D version of Scorched Earth.

And there went my Sunday.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:54 PM on April 27, 2008


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